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31.03.2004 – 08:02

Lintec Computer AG

euro adhoc: Lintec Information Technologies AG
Annual Reports / Consolidated loss of EUR 17m, primarily as a consequence of non-recurring factors. Registered capital of the company as per 31 March 2004 reduced by half. Restructuring largely complete.

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The consolidated financial statements for 2003 are to be presented at
today’s annual press conference.  The most important figures for
comparison are:
                                                        2003          2002         Difference
                                                        EUR’000      EUR’000
Revenue                                            94,190        204,397    -53.9%
EBIT                                                -11,173        -13,297      16.0%
EBT                                                 -13,680        -27,141      49.6%
Consolidated net profit/loss         -16,990        -34,894      51.6%
  net income per share                  -2.03 EUR    -4.15 EUR
Operating cash flow
before interest and taxes                5,526         22,786      -75.7%
Balance Sheet Total                        32,207         79,466      -59.5%
Average employees per annum                286              443      -35.4%
  of whom trainees                                31                54      -42.6%
Employees as at year end                    208              388      -46.4%
The 50 percent reduction of loss compared to the preceding year is
largely due to non-recurring factors. The principal item is a EUR
10.6m by which profits were diminished  by  the companies Intenso
GmbH and rfi AG.  This takes into account their operating results,
proceeds from the sale of the LINTEC’s stake in Intenso and the sale
of the rfi business unit ‘Anycom’, as well as deconsolidation
factors.  The major steps taken towards liquidating Batavia AG also
entailed expenditure of EUR 3m.  All of these measures were part of
the planned concern restructuring programme.

This has largely contributed towards a negative number for the concern shareholders’ equity of - EUR 5.8m in the concern accounts in accordance with IAS rules.  LINTEC Information Technologies AG, which is quoted on the stock exchange, is not over-indebted.

Despite a healthy level of incoming orders, operating trends in the AG’s core business were still not satisfactory overall.  This can be explained by the time lag of cost reductions following revenue reductions as well as inadequate liquidity, especially in Q4 of the reporting period.

Operating losses continued into the new year. According to its best judgment, the Board believes that the losses sustained by LINTEC Information Technologies AG now amount to 50 % of its registered capital.  Accordingly, the Board will immediately meet its obligations under Para. 92 Sect. 1 AktG (Companies Act) by bringing this circumstance to the attention of the Shareholders’ Meeting. LINTEC Information Technologies AG is not over-indebted.  The banking credit lines remain intact, and this will allow restructuring to be completed according to plan.

The LINTEC Board now believes that the company is through the worst. The company expects sales of EUR 35 to EUR 40m in the current financial year, and break even in its operating results.  Once full advantage has been taken of the reorganisation measures currently underway, income is expected to be substantial once again from the following year, and to show an annual improvement.

End of ad hoc disclosure


The plans referred to in its benchmark data are in accordance with the new working practices of LINTEC IT AG, following the sale of Intenso GmbH and the main business of rfi AG in Q4 of last year. LINTEC continues to see its future as being in manufacture and marketing, with products and services for both private and commercial customers.  LINTEC’s business will focus on two main sectors: operations and venture capital.  In the first of these, the group’s previous activities will be integrated in four divisions, namely "Consumer Products", "Business Solutions", "New Brands" and "Production and Logistics".  Each of these divisions will focus its energies on achieving optimum results for its target group under a single management team.

Further information will be available at our balance sheet press conference today.  You can also find out more in the course of the day by visiting www.lintec.de or by contacting the company directly at any time.

end of announcement            euro adhoc 31.03.2004

Further inquiry note: MarCom Tel. 034298/71607 E-Mail: dirk.heynig@lintec.de

Branche: Computing & Information Technology
ISIN:      DE0006486004
WKN:        648600
Index:    CDAX, Prime All Share, Prime Standard, Technologie All Share
Börsen:  Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse / regulated dealing
              Niedersächsische Börse zu Hannover / free trade
              Berliner Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Bayerische Börse / free trade
              Hamburger Wertpapierbörse / free trade
              Börse Düsseldorf / free trade
              Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse / free trade

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